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# Thousands and Millions

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Age 11 to 14

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*Thousands and Millions printable worksheet*

Do human beings live for as long as a **million** hours?

If you have been alive for a **million** seconds, how many birthdays have you had?

What year was it one **billion** minutes ago?

How long would it take to count to a **million**?

Suppose you were worth your weight in £1 coins. How much would you be worth?

Could you fit the population of London into **one hundred thousand** double-decker buses?

Could you run **one thousand metres** in one minute?

Could you eat exactly **one tonne** of food in a year without altering your weight dramatically?

Could you walk as much as **one hundred thousand** miles during your lifetime?

Could **one thousand** drink cans fit into one cubic metre?

The questions are taken from Tony Gardiner's Maths Challenge, Book 1, Oxford University Press 2000.